Posted by Jamie Forestell
The Blackberry Playbook has been hyped since late 2010 and as of April 19, the tablet from RIM is finally here. Reports indicate approximately 50,000 units were sold in retail locations as well as pre-order sales.
While some negative reviews are coming in , it is important to remember there are no other tablets available yet that compare aside from the iPad. We are still in the process of completing our full review, but if you want our opinion, you can check our April 18 TV spot on bnn.ca .
The Blackberry Playbook is far from perfect, and being only few days old, is perfectly acceptable. If you remember the launch of the iPad, it was referred to as a “big iPhone” and many software problems also loomed for Apple.
We have identified several bugs with the Blackberry Playbook, and have sent our findings to RIM to analyze. Everything up to this point appears to be all software related, and with the ability to receive OTA (over the air updates), we would hope these issues will all be cleared up with future updates.
For anyone looking to purchase a Blackberry Playbook, but have been told to consider an iPad, or the Motorola Xoom, it is important to factor in your needs. And yes, you may argue that with tablets there are no needs, but as time goes on, tablets are becoming more practical in day to day situations.
Stay tuned for our full review on the Blackberry Playbook and if you have any questions or want certain topics covered, please comment below and we will get your question answered!